#RocktoberMusicFest : Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good
Last week I shared with you a tune from James Gang. In that post I mentioned that band was the first popular band to feature Joe Walsh.
Today, I wanted to share with you a song from my younger days. I can tell you that I have ALWAYS loved this particular song (my mother, not so much… as she was forever telling me to ‘turn that crap off!’) My mother just didn’t like rock music at all so there was no pleasing her there.
This song has always made me giggle as Joe gives a satirical view of a rockstar’s life. The song first appeared on the soundtrack for the film FM. The original eight-minute version was released on Walsh's album But Seriously, Folks..., and an edited 4 1/2 minute single version peaked at #12 on the Billboard charts. The song remains to be his biggest solo hit.
Here is the shorter, single version for your listening pleasure:
And as a special treat, I found this gem from an appearance he made on a show. I have no idea what the show is, but the video is pure entertainment. You can truly see his sense of humor in the video, and the rhythm guitar is having far too much fun. While the previous video was for listening pleasure, this one is for your viewing pleasure.
Fun Fact: Joe is currently married to the sister of Ringo Starr's wife making Joe and Ringo brothers-in-law.
Wait! Don’t run off just yet!
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